craig owens acoustic

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A few weeks ago, Craig Owens made a small acoustic tour through Texas, and me being a fan of Chiodos for several years now, was thrilled to death because I knew I was finally going to be able to meet one of my biggest heros. He went to 4 cities, but of course, Dallas, my home, was the last. His set that day was incredible, I’ve never been to a concert where I felt so close to the performer, and I got to experience a different side of both Chiodos’ music and I got to see Craig at a much more personal level. Afterwards, I was the first person in line to meet him. I was shaking and had the hugest smile on my face, he smiled back and before I even spoke a word he held out his hand to me and said said “Hi I’m Craig.” I shook his hand  and told him my name was Megan and had him sign my poster. As he did, I pulled out my gift for him, which was a box I painted and put the names of all his songs on, inside was 5 different letters I wrote for him and a bracelet for ovarian cancer, which is what my mother has recently been diagnosed with. When he saw the box and opened it, his face lit up. I began to tell him my story, how my mother had cancer and my grandmother had recently passed away too, how I fell into depression and had recently been struggling with alot, and also how Chiodos was something I am always able to rely on and go to in my most desperate times of need. Craig put his arm around me and said: “I’m so sorry. The fact that you spent that he time making this means more to me than anything” and then he gave me a hug. I teared up a bit, but was so incredibly happy as well. Craig is the most sincere and kindest person I’ve ever met, and though I never will know if he did read all those letters,  I do know that this really was one of the greatest moments in my life. He was so gracious and polite, and I cannot wait to see Chiodos again in September. Thank you Craig, for being my inspiration everyday.

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MEET & GREET! Submit your meet-and-greet stories to bryanstarsfanpictures@gmail.com. They are posted throughout the week.

A few weeks ago, Craig Owens made a small acoustic tour through Texas, and me being a fan of Chiodos for several years now, was thrilled to death because I knew I was finally going to be able to meet one of my biggest heros. He went to 4 cities, but of course, Dallas, my home, was the last. His set that day was incredible, I’ve never been to a concert where I felt so close to the performer, and I got to experience a different side of both Chiodos’ music and I got to see Craig at a much more personal level. Afterwards, I was the first person in line to meet him. I was shaking and had the hugest smile on my face, he smiled back and before I even spoke a word he held out his hand to me and said said “Hi I’m Craig.” I shook his hand  and told him my name was Megan and had him sign my poster. As he did, I pulled out my gift for him, which was a box I painted and put the names of all his songs on, inside was 5 different letters I wrote for him and a bracelet for ovarian cancer, which is what my mother has recently been diagnosed with. When he saw the box and opened it, his face lit up. I began to tell him my story, how my mother had cancer and my grandmother had recently passed away too, how I fell into depression and had recently been struggling with alot, and also how Chiodos was something I am always able to rely on and go to in my most desperate times of need. Craig put his arm around me and said: “I’m so sorry. The fact that you spent that he time making this means more to me than anything” and then he gave me a hug. I teared up a bit, but was so incredibly happy as well. Craig is the most sincere and kindest person I’ve ever met, and though I never will know if he did read all those letters,  I do know that this really was one of the greatest moments in my life. He was so gracious and polite, and I cannot wait to see Chiodos again in September. Thank you Craig, for being my inspiration everyday.